Bengals, National City to honor breast cancer survivors


The Bengals and National City are looking for a few good breast cancer survivors.

The organizations are teaming up to honor breast cancer survivors before the October 29 game vs. the Atlanta Falcons.

Thirty survivors will be chosen to participate in a pregame ceremony honoring the strength and courage of all breast cancer survivors. Each survivor will receive two free tickets to the game and with their guest will be invited to attend a special reception at Paul Brown Stadium the Tuesday before the game. Each survivor will receive a pink jacket to wear to the game and a special gift of jewelry to commemorate the occasion.

Survivors can be nominated by clicking here. The nomination process will close on Friday, September 1.

The pregame ceremony is part of National City's ongoing "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign, promoting breast cancer awareness and featuring Bengals safety Kevin Kaesviharn as spokesperson.

"Given that one in every eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer, this disease has a profound affect on our communities," said Kaesviharn. "The survivors we're honoring are a small handful of those who command our respect and admiration."

In addition to the pregame ceremony, donation kiosks will be stationed at each gate before the game. The two organizations are asking that each person bring an extra $1 to the game to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign is part of National City's comprehensive program to fight breast cancer. Through the sale of its Diamond Edition checking and credit card products, a portion of each transaction goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, with special incentive contributions during the month of October. Since inception, the Diamond Edition products have enabled National City to donate more than $1 million to the Foundation, whose mission is to save lives by raising awareness of breast cancer through education and providing mammograms for those in need.

About National City

National City Corporation (NYSE: NCC), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the nation's largest financial holding companies. The company operates through an extensive banking network primarily in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania, and also serves customers in selected markets nationally. Its core businesses include commercial and retail banking, mortgage financing and servicing, consumer finance and asset management. For more information about National City, visit the company's Web site at

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